"What you must understand is that
I am putting together the pieces
of the original version of me
that was shattered long ago.
But I am also
adding new ones I picked up along the way.
I am always growing
I do not have a completion day.
There is no “better” or “fixed.”
There is only “forward” and “stronger.”
And I may never be able to say
“I am finally okay.”
For now, all I can promise you
Is that I am better than yesterday."
"Sadness gives depth. Happiness gives height. Sadness gives roots. Happiness gives branches. Happiness is like a tree going into the sky, and sadness is like the roots going down into the womb of the earth. Both are needed, and the higher a tree goes, the deeper it goes, simultaneously. The bigger the tree, the bigger will be its roots. In fact, it is always in proportion. That’s its balance."